Would you want to feed yourself or anyone one you love “processed-beyond-recognition-wheat-flour-that-can-sit-in-your-gastrointestinal-tract-for-upto-7-days-before-being-broken-down-enough-to-be-expelled,-with-the-nutritional-benefits-of-a-fraction-of-a multivitamin-pill-plus-cardboard”?
Would you sit down with your friend at a movie and say,”Come on, let us share 23 (or 44) teaspoons of sugar!”?
I didn’t think so.
Assume for a minute that all the reports that show that certain food items have elevated levels of banned or controlled ingredients are WRONG. Assume that there is no lead in any sample of Maggi or MSG in Knorr.
I still say that these items should be banned simply because of their marketing strategy and categorisation.
I agree that individuals should have a choice (to a certain extent) to decide what to put into their bodies. Provided, all information is given correctly.
The fact is that though we may know all this, we are able to push it from our consciousness because the glitzy advertising of these products helps, nay, encourages us to forget all this. All that remains in our minds are
- It is convenient
- Children will love it / it will make you seem cool
- Don’t worry, we have added some vitamins / calcium / iron in it (with NO footnote that states that these nutrients may not actually get absorbed into the body since they are not present in the right combination that facilitates this process in our gut)
Let’s recognise that the term “packaged food” is an oxymoron.
Do yourselves a favour. Regard this ban as a blessing in disguise. Your body will bless you in return.